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Theological commentary: Overcoming by God’s grace

By Bishop Nicholas Sykes   In S. Matt 3:1f we read “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”   The response to John the Baptist that follows shows that his message struck a deep chord …

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THEOLOGICAL COMMENTARY

 by Bishop Nicholas Sykes AN EDUCATION IN RIGHT AND WRONG – THE LONG HAUL- Part 1 From time to time you come across the kind of person who has a ready answer for any situation, argument or accusation he is confronted with. I am certain there are not a few …

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Theological Commentary – The Resurrection Hope

By Bishop Nicholas Sykes   Jesus was often engaged in arguments with the scholars of His time and His nation. In S. Luke 20: 27-38 He argues from the very nature of the eternal God, who forms relationships with His children, that there is a resurrection to life. The Scriptures …

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Theological Commentary – God Our Help

By Bishop Nicholas Sykes A word we come across often enough in nearly all fields of life is ‘Help’. Help may be needed to balance the budget, personal or national, to bring up a child or to repair a house. The saying “God helps those who help themselves” may come …

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THEOLOGICAL COMMENTARY – A Vindication of the Standards of Grace Pt 2

by Bishop Nicholas Sykes   In Genesis 32: 22-31, we see Jacob preparing for his encounter with his brother Esau, who he fears is going to take revenge for his brother’s past wrongs. The account of Jacob with Herculean strength wrestling with a man who reveals Himself as the Lord …

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Theological Commentary– Faith, Endurance, Gratitude and Love

by Bishop Nicholas Sykes We were told often enough by the highest authorities of the day that the first war of the twenty-first century was going to take a long time. Although American and British military troops were withdrawn (now somewhat controversially) from Iraq, we seem in this century to …

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Theological Commentary: The Vision Will Surely Come

by Bishop Nicholas Sykes  The idea for this title comes out of the writings of the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk. Generally, the biblical commentators reckon the circumstances reflected in this prophetic book to be the heavy handed rule of Assyria over Judah as its tributary, inflicting punishment and tribute, and …

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Theological Commentary – The True Riches

By Bishop Nicholas Sykes Several years ago a great deal of time was spent on trying to prevent certain proposed quarrying activities on some bluff land, which when they had occurred before caused great distress to residents and property owners. The driving force for such activities, as it would also …

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Theological Commentary- Faithfulness in the Time of Crisis

by Bishop Nicholas Sykes   Jesus’ story that we know of as the parable of the “unjust steward”, or in more up-to-date language the “dishonest manager”, describes the need for an urgent response to an impending crisis (S. Luke 16:1-13). What is that crisis? Most importantly, and most universally, we …

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